The Volkswagen Group has signed a contract for vehicle assembly in Algeria through a joint venture with SOVAC S.P.A., Volkswagen’s sales partner in the region. From the spring of 2017, the joint venture company SOVAC Production S.P.A. will produce selected Group models.
A new assembly building is being constructed on a site with an area of 150 hectares in the region of Relizane, 220 kilometers to the west of Algiers. SOVAC Production S.P.A. will be successively building up production capacity to more than 100 vehicles per day.
The latest Group models Volkswagen Golf, SEAT Ibiza, ŠKODA Octavia and the Caddy from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will then be assembled at Relizane. The Volkswagen Group holds a minority stake in the joint venture. SOVAC has been a sales partner for the Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA and Porsche brands since 2001. The dealership network of the Volkswagen Group in Algeria includes more than 100 facilities with 1,650 employees. In 2015, the Volkswagen Group delivered 30,000 new vehicles to customers via the importer SOVAC.